Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic led failed shareholder proposal asking Microsoft to study AI safety

“Proposal 13” asked Microsoft to consider the potential for shareholder harm if its AI products created legal issues for the company over the long term.

Krist Novoselic, co-founder and bass guitarist for the seminal rock band Nirvana, recently led a shareholder proposal presentation urging Microsoft to reevaluate its approach to generative artificial intelligence (AI).

Called Shareholder Proposal 13: Report on AI Misinformation and Disinformation, per a press release, the proposal was submitted by Arjuna Capital “on behalf of Krist Novoselic” and several other shareholder groups.

The proposal cited several key shareholder concerns, including the potential for Microsoft-developed or -backed models to participate in the spread of mass disinformation and misinformation.

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